Ham Hock & Lentil Soup

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 1 h 35 min 10
Ham Hock & Lentil Soup
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2 leaf Bay leaf
1 cup chopped Carrots (small pieces)
1 cup diced Celery (small pieces)
8 cup Chicken broth (stock)
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp Garlic (chopped)
3 hock Ham hock, smoked
454 gm Lentils, raw
1 pinch Salt and pepper (to taste)
6 sprig Thyme, fresh
2 cup Yellow onion (diced small)


In a large saucepan, over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions, celery, and carrots. Season with salt and pepper.

Sauté for 4 minutes. Add the garlic, bay leaves and thyme. Sauté for 1 minute. Add the ham hocks and stock. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook about 1 hour, or until the hocks are tender.

Add the lentils and continue cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley.

Re-season with salt and pepper if needed. Remove the ham hocks and remove the meat. Add the ham back into the soup. Ladle the soup into individual serving bowls and serve with crusty bread.


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 291
Calories from fat 75
Calories from saturated fat 7.5
Total Fat 8.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.6 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 106 mg
Potassium 625 mg
Total Carbohydrate 37 g
Dietary Fiber 6.6 g
Sugars 3.4 g
Protein 20.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.2
Meat Alternative 0.9
Vegetables 2.1

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